Hello Church Family,
Below is the proposed 2021-2022 Budget for The Gathering. There is a 7.9% increase in the proposed budget over last year’s budget. Finance and Stewardship increased due to higher utility costs and Shelby transaction fees. Worship Ministries increased due to added dollars for Christmas and Easter outreach events. Children and Youth increased primarily due to an increased supply budget and costs for Kid’s Night Out expenses. Discipleship Ministries increased due to adding Women’s Ministries and expenses for planned events in the future.
Giving is an act of worship and is a test of our faithfulness. The way we give indicates a great deal about our spirituality. God does not ask us to give because he needs our resources, rather he challenges us to make Him the focus of our lives instead of money and our possessions. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21. Please prayerfully consider this budget. You will have the opportunity to vote on the budget later in the month.
Jenny Van Blaricom
Finance and Stewardship Ministry Leader